One of the 'worst droughts in living memory' - two years without rain in Baidoa, Somalia is affecting millions
Baidoa in Somalia has seen no rain in two years. Cattle are dead, wells are dry and fields are empty – certain diseases such as cholera have become endemic. The drought is the most severe in living memory. Aid agencies believe more than 6 million people in Somalia need assistance, of whom about half are threatened with famine. People are leaving rural areas to where they think they will find food and water supplies, which humanitarian funding cannot sustain.